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Action Park: The Story of the Most Dangerous Theme Park Ever

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What do you get when you combine, teenagers, dangerous rides, alcohol, and New Jersey? You get Action Park: the most dangerous amusement park of all time. This is a look back on the notoriously famous park and how it came to be. We look at how safety was not a concern in the design of the attractions and why it could be a genuinely dangerous place to visit. There is also violence, fraud, and a lot of injuries. This episode also explores how Action Park was the personification for many 1980s attitudes and why the 80s were a truly different era for kids.  Disclaimer: there are a few disturbing stories regarding some of the accidents. If you're interested in supporting this show--and getting access to the Everything 80s Movie Review Club--you can check out Patreon.com/80s to learn more.  Show Notes: Action Park